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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:42 am 
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Location: somerville near tufts
i need floating plants for my platy aquarium.. what do you recommend.. ? and where can i get them locally?

thanks in advance..


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:27 pm 
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Well there is always good old duckweed. I have always been fond of the floating variety of water sprite though. The roots grow down into the water column and allow for hiding places for the fry. Also gives them a nice place to pick organisms from for food!

Rich


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:01 pm 
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I can bring some water sprite to the meeting next week if you'd like.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:45 am 
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I'm partial to watersprite as well - I have the narrow-leaf (thin leaf ?) variety in a few tanks at home, I leave it floating.
Naja grass ("guppy grass") is also great - but it's a bit, um, enthusiastic - I think there's a reason Lori brings it to auction in Biohazard bags :mrgreen: - it can take over a tank pretty quickly.

(I'm still pulling out strands, every few months, from a 5g tank that I thought I had removed it all from last year).
:roll:

Not that that's a bad thing - since I've got a decidely brown thumb...

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Species I am currently keeping/breeding include :
Copadichromis borleyi "redfin"
Labidochromis caeruleus yellow labs
Aulonocara sp. "Lwanda"
Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus "Super Red Ancistris"
Xiphophorus montezumae Montezuma Swordtails
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(I'm in the middle of resetting and redesigning my fishroom - so things are kinda quiet)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:54 pm 
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Location: somerville near tufts
i'll try anything.. the guppy grass might go well in the biorb.. i think i'll be back to skipton some night this week.. i want a couple more of those big sag.. i like those..

when is the next meeting? i'll have to start going again..


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:00 pm 
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Next Monday - 4/19/2010

http://bostonaquariumsociety.org/index. ... &Itemid=57

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Part-time fishguy at Uncle Ned's Fish Factory (saturdays)
_______
Species I am currently keeping/breeding include :
Copadichromis borleyi "redfin"
Labidochromis caeruleus yellow labs
Aulonocara sp. "Lwanda"
Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus "Super Red Ancistris"
Xiphophorus montezumae Montezuma Swordtails
_______
(I'm in the middle of resetting and redesigning my fishroom - so things are kinda quiet)


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